What a week and it’s only Wednesday…

This week has been extremely exciting for everyone, especially the children. Starting the week off with a snow day and then back on Tuesday for our Nativity Dress Rehearsal which went amazing. In the afternoon we had the best afternoon sledging and making snow angels on the field. The children had so much fun (even the adults got involved!)

Today’s show was absolutely fantastic, we were so proud of the children singing, dancing and speaking so clearly. We hope you enjoyed watching them on stage performing so well.

Please let us know if you can help on Friday with the walk to the church. Thank you!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

The Reception Team

To infinity and beyond…!

This week, the children took part in a Space Dome workshop, as pre-learning for our Space topic later in the school year.  The children explored the training necessary to become an astronaut and investigated a variety of planets and stars.  They finished with a fun ‘roller coaster’ experience through the rings of Saturn.  In Literacy, we are looking at instructional texts and in Maths we are learning about perimeter and area.  We are coming towards the end of our topic of Anglo Saxons and will be exploring buoyancy in our final Science lesson of the year next week.

Enjoy your weekends!
Mrs Hunter

Trips and plays!

It’s never a dull week in Nursery and this week has been no exception.

The children have been working incredibly hard throughout the week to perfect their performance of the first Christmas. They are all incredibly happy with their costumes which I’m sure we will have to keep available well in to the new year! The FTW are kindly taking pictures during our dress rehearsal on Monday which will be available for you to purchase at the performance next Wednesday.

Thursday saw us have our first ever trip as a class and wow what a day it was! Everyone was so excited to be on a coach that the journey flew by. We saw lots of buses like ours on the way which made for a really fun game. When we arrived at the venue the children behaved impeccably and did the school proud. They were so enthused by the play which involved lots of audience participation (make sure you ask your child to show you some tiger aerobics) Due to all the excitement at the production there were definitely a few sleepy heads on the way home. We all want to say a massive thankyou to the children and the Parent volunteers it was a really great day!

As we near the end of term the excitement keeps on coming, we are having a practice run down to St Mary’s church next Friday in preperation for our whole school visit the following Monday. if you’re free and would like to help the children walk down to the church on Friday it would be greatly appreciated, thankyou to those who have already offered their support.

Have a wonderful weekend

The Nursery team

Poetry week!

Hi all,

I hope you have all had a lovely week. Thank you for all of the fantastic homework that the children have brought in over the past few weeks. I have been so impressed with their creative homework and the cakes that have been baked and decorated!

This week we have continued to look at dividing in maths and poetry in literacy. We started by looking at haiku poems where children had to pay particular attention to the amount of syllables they were using. They then moved on to tanka poems where the children wrote about their emotions. I was so impressed with how expressive they all were and they all produced fantastic and meaningful poems.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 6 Festivities

Happy Friday to you all,

Another week has flown by and the children have been working hard at using BIDMAS to solve fraction calculations; getting to know ‘The Great Paper Caper’ text as a springboard to discussion writing; researching more about the Mayans through History and Computing and creating festive lights through Science and D and T.  On Monday, the class will complete their festive light products and present them to our Two Water ‘Dragons’.

The class have also begun to learn the Band Aid song for our class performance on the morning of December 19th.  They have been asked if they can bring in some 80s-inspired clothes, by next Friday, so that they can all really feel the part!  They are all looking forward to performing in front of you so it will be great to see lots of you here on the last day of term.

Have a happy weekend and I will see some of you at Sainsbury’s on Sunday for the FTW bag-packing event.

Warm wishes,

Mrs Chassebi

How to wash a woolly mammoth

This week in Year 3 we have begun our Literacy unit on Instructions with the introduction of a new text – How to wash a woolly mammoth! As many of us have never had to wash a woolly mammoth before we were keen to read the instructions about how it is done! This will be our text for the next two weeks while we practice how to write our own version of the instructions using time conjunctions and imperative verbs. So far we have enjoyed following a set of instructions for making a paper snowflake and then evaluating them and ordering instructions correctly using numbered steps.

Today we painted our Stone Age jewellery and once it is dry we will construct our necklaces and bracelets. More photographs of our painting are now on the website 🙂

Next week we will continue to work on instructions in Literacy and Multiplication and Division in Maths. Spellings will be coming home tomorrow for the last time before Christmas.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Lemarie and Miss Shay

 

Ciao, come stai?!

Ciao!  We have had such a fun week, focusing on Growth Mindset as we learnt a new skill – Italian.  The children have really impressed me with their hard work and resilient.  Those parents who were able to join us on Deco Day were treated to a rendition of Silent Night in Italian, which was the culmination of 4 days hard work!  We also had fun baking pizzas on Thursday to celebrate our week.

Deco Day was a super occasion and the children made Christmas Cards, 3d Christmas Trees, calendars and clay tiles.  The clay tiles were on the theme of Angels, in response to an invitation from St Mary’s Church to contribute to their Angel Festival this Christmas.  The children’s tiles will be on display at the Church over the festive period and then will be ready for the children to take home.  Pictures will be posted next week on the class website area, but in the meantime, a couple of photos below for you!

Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter

Learning new skills!

It’s been another fun filled week in Nursery this week!

We are well underway with our Nativity rehearsals and the children are really enjoying it. They have learnt so many new songs with actions, everyone around the school has been commenting on how wonderful it sounds.  We are hoping to see lots of you for our performance on Wednesday 13th at 9:30!

This week was creative week throughout the school and our focus has been growth mindset. As our Literacy unit has been ‘The tiger who came to tea’ we have learnt as a class how to draw tigers. Each day we have focused on a different part of a tigers face, on Monday we will be putting all these different elements together to do our final piece. All our different pieces of work will be put in to a book to show the development throughout the week.

We ended this week with Deco day, the children loved spending the morning making Christmas decorations. A big thank you to all the adults who dropped in to help!

Next week sees our very first trip to the theatre to see ‘The tiger who cam to tea’ the children (and staff) are really excited. Please be reminded that we will be meeting in Bunnings car park between 7:45 and 7:55 ready to leave on the coach at 8:00.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Nursery team 

 

Creative Week and Deco Day!

Year one’s have had a very exciting week!

We spent the week learning a song in sign language that we later performed for the year four class. The children had lots of fun and we all learned lots about what it means to be inclusive.

Deco day was full of sparkles, sequences and paint! Thank you to all the parents who could come and help out! The children (and myself) loved having you there.

Next week we will be back into the swing of our regular lessons and daily routines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Sperling

Growth Mindset Week

It has been a fantastic creative week. We joined with Nursery to learn how to draw or paint a tigers face. Each day we focused on a different part of the tigers face, for example nose, ears and each group used a different media, such as watercolours, paints, crayons etc.

A huge thank you to Ethan’s Grandma who came in to school to be our Secret Storyteller, as well as all the parents who helped out during our Forest School session on Thursday and Deco Day today.

Have a great weekend!

The Reception Team